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Quick & Easy KNITTED FINGERLESS MITTENS

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Last year I knit a scarf for my niece as a Christmas gift.. This year she asked me to make her some fingerless hand warmers. This a very quick and easy idea I came up with. 
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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basic knitting skills
yarn
needles
darning needle
scissors 
ruler

Step 2: Cast on

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cast on 20 stitches
I used size 13 needles and 2 strands of yarn.
I chose a slightly heavier yarn and a slimmer yarn to match the original scarf I knit. I like to knit with mixed yarns.

Step 3: Knit

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knit eac row
I like to just use a knit stitch 
I like the look of rows  of simple knitting.

Step 4: Knit

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Knit about 30 rows
enough to wrap around the hand

Step 5: Knit

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knit approx. 30 rows or 8 inches ( for a size small, give more rows for a larger hand)

Step 6: Cast off

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Cast off by knitting 2 stitches together
then return the remaining stitch to the needle and knit the next 2 stitches until all stitches are removed from needles.

Step 7: Knit

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knit a second piece

Step 8: Sewing

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Thread the darning needle with the thinner strand of yarn and sew fron 
m the wrist approx. 3"
make a sturdy knot.

Step 9: Sew

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leave a 2" opening and continue to sew to the top edge.

Step 10: Finish

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sew second mitten and the warmers are finished.
Quick and easy!
maginus10 months ago
always wanted to know haw to make these. brilliant mittens. cant wait to sew them
Susan Cirigliano (author)  maginus10 months ago
Great...you will have fun they are very easy! enjoy
Lerrinus1 year ago
Yay! I just finished making a pair with Bernat Roving wool in Rice Paper colour! Thank you very much for putting up this very nice Instructable! Keep up the great work! :-)
Thank you! You have inspired me to give it a try! Thank you again!
Cheryl
I like the way you've done these. I've been working on a pair of mitts for a while and keep re-knitting them, trying to find a texture that I like. I like the sideways garter stitch!
Susan Cirigliano (author)  scoochmaroo1 year ago
Thanks....it looks a bit like ribbing.....
ardance1 year ago
My first project other than a scarf;) started and fitted in 1day!!!
  
I LOVE THESE!!!!! The make winter just that much less inconvenient.....
I have a few pairs but could always use a few more (*hint*, *hint*). So nice when cold weather dexterity is required (making a payment, using a touch-screen, pumping gas, scratching an itch).
color suggestion?
a multi-color yarn would be lovely!
(my winter coat is cobalt blue - I have a black pair, and an earth tones pair but I'm open to ANYTHING ♥)
Very cute! Those are always nice to wear when working on a laptop :)
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